The Museum and the Department of Energy and Mining have a long and significant history in collaborating on STEM-based projects for the community that raise awareness of the importance of the State’s mineral resources, its geology and the opportunities this natural wealth create
Under their partnership, the Museum engages students in Earth and Geoscience Sciences across all year levels. The partnership continues to deliver the Department’s summer school for senior students. It also ensures geoscience is included in the Museum’s April school holiday program and its remote APY Lands student program, and confirms the department’s involvement in major events such as Fossil Fest 2020 and Science Alive.
A specialist professional development program for the state’s science teachers will be delivered, bolstering the Department’s commitment to encourage STEM learning and the Geoscience Pathways Project.
In line with Government advice, the South Australian Museum is acting to mitigate any risk posed to the community by COVID-19. Because of this we have cancelled all Museum education activities and are not able to take any education-related bookings at this time. We will review the situation after 30 April.
We look forward to welcoming schools back to the Museum as soon as Government advice permits.